We’ve been doing this google keyword searching thing for like five years now, and there’s one thing we’ve learned: Stan Lee could open a can and the media would be all over it. That dude will never stop making news! Now he’s getting his own action figure:
The company will pay plastic tribute to the 84-year-old creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four and other comic-book heroes by interpreting him as a 6-inch tall Marvel Legends action figure. The toy shows Lee’s likeness wearing khaki pants, a blue windbreaker and eyeglasses.
“We feel it’s long overdue that Stan Lee be immortalized as an action figure, much like the dozens of marvelous characters that he has created for years and years,” said Eric Nyman, Hasbro’s vice president of marketing. “And it couldn’t be more fitting than to create him as a `Marvel Legends’ figure.”
The limited-edition, $14.99 toy will be introduced next month in San Diego at Comic-Con International, the annual comic-book convention.
It’s a little hard to tell from the photo, but it doesn’t appear to be a Members Only windbreaker, and thats makes us sad. Personally we’d like our own Jack Kirby action figure, or Steve Ditko mystery variant. Or how about a Don Heck action figure? Or Robert Kanigher? Jeff Jones with gender-changing costume. Combat Larry Hama. Jim Lee with poker playing action. Make your own list.